Manugistics Completes Acquisition Of Talus Solutions - Supply Chain Management And Pricing And Revenue Optimization To Deliver Enterprise Profit Optimization™
ROCKVILLE, Md. — December 22, 2000 — Manugistics Group, Inc.
In addition, a total of approximately 1,373,608 shares have been reserved for issuance upon exercise of outstanding Talus stock options and warrants assumed by Manugistics in connection with the Merger.
Certain former Talus stockholders holding a total of approximately 5,456,460 shares of Manugistics common stock, including escrowed shares, have agreed not to resell such shares prior to certain staged release dates. The lock-up period as to the last of such shares ends on October 31, 2001.
"The integration of Talus' products into Manugistics' core offerings is on track to produce an entirely new category of solutions designed to help enterprises and marketplaces increase revenue, lower operating costs, enhance profitability and accelerate growth," said Greg Owens, Manugistics chairman designate and chief executive officer. "We are already seeing considerable interest from within our installed client base - as well as in numerous sales cycles - for our pricing and revenue optimization solutions. With the Talus acquisition, we anticipate revenue growth in our 2002 fiscal year to be in excess of 50% over that of fiscal year 2001."
Esther Dyson, chairman of EDventure Holdings, a publisher of computer industry literature and sponsor of national and international computer industry forums, was today appointed a Class I director of Manugistics, with a term expiring in 2002. Ms. Dyson served on the board of Talus Solutions, Inc. and currently serves on the board of various Internet and information technology companies. She is a graduate of Harvard University with a degree in economics and recently finished a two-year term as founding chairman of ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.
Steven A. Denning, currently Executive Managing Member of General Atlantic Partners, LLC, a private equity investment firm focused exclusively on Internet and information technology investments, was today appointed a Class II director of Manugistics, with a term expiring in 2003. He has been with General Atlantic Partners, LLC since 1980. General Atlantic Partners, LLC is a significant stockholder of Manugistics. Mr. Denning also serves on the boards of Eclipsys Corporation, Exult, Inc., EXE Technologies, Inc., and Infogrames Inc. as well as several private information technology companies. He received an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business, an M.S. degree from the Naval Graduate School and a B.S. from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Headquartered in Rockville, Md., Manugistics Group, Inc. is the premiere global provider of enterprise profit optimization (EPO) solutions that combine supply chain management and pricing and revenue optimization. Manugistics' EPO solutions help enterprises and marketplaces lower operating costs, enhance profitability and accelerate growth. The company's list of clients includes industry leaders such as 3Com, , BP, Brown & Williamson, Coca-Cola Bottling, Compaq, DuPont, eConnections, Ford, FreightWise, General Electric, Harley-Davidson, Hormel, Marriott, Nestle, Timberland, Unilever and United Airlines. For more information, go to www.manugistics.com.
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Additional Information and Where to Find It
Manugistics Group, Inc. will be complying with the filing requirements of SEC in connection with the acquisition. The filings will contain more complete information about the acquisition. Investors and security holders are urged to read SEC filings regarding this acquisition carefully when they are available. These documents will contain important information about Manugistics Group, Inc., Talus Solutions, Inc., the acquisition and related matters. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain copies of these documents through the website maintained by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov. Copies of these documents may also be obtained by request from Manugistics by mail to Manugistics, 2115 East Jefferson Street, Rockville, MD 20852-4999 attention: Investor Relations, telephone: (301) 984-5000.
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